Anchorage, AK


Anchorage is dedicated to creating a welcoming, inclusive city for all residents. In 2014, the Municipality joined the Welcoming Cities project, a collection of cities from across the United States that recognizes the economic, cultural and social contributions that immigrants and refugees make to our communities. Building on this network, Welcoming Anchorage is a collaboration between the Municipality of Anchorage, local businesses and organizations and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation that strives to reinforce Anchorage as a place proud of our heritage and poised to position ourselves as a globally competitive, culturally vibrant 21st century community. The Welcoming Anchorage initiative has five pillars: employment and entrepreneurship, civic engagement, connected, safe and healthy communities, equitable access, and education.